The future looks bright for Daytona sunglass maker Costa. As sales grow, the company is getting set to expand its operations with the opening of a new HQ next year.
DAYTONA BEACH — Ray Ferguson died in June at age 82, but Costa Del Mar, the sunglass company he founded in 1983, continues to grow.
Today, the company is one of the world’s largest makers of sunglasses and employs approximately 350 workers here.
After having grown its operations here in 2016 by adding a distribution center in the former auto parts plant across the street from its headquarters on Mason Avenue, the company is looking to expand yet again.
Local developer Mike Cotton, whose Center Point Business Park at 2361 Mason Ave. currently serves as the headquarters for Costa, is constructing a new 44,000-square-foot building down the street.
That building, going up at the corner of Dunn and Mason avenues, is set to become the new headquarters for Costa Del Mar in the fall of next year.
Costa will continue to lease space in the two buildings it currently occupies at Center Point, converting its present corporate offices into additional manufacturing facilities
“We’re on a very good growth trajectory,” said Michelle Crockett, the company’s vice president of operations. “We do everything from marketing to sales, manufacturing and distribution.